Blog # 64 – Wines Recently Tasted from Alsace, Argentina, Portugal, Sauternes, and Bulgaria

Over the last four months I have tasted several wines, but six in particular have stood out above the rest. From Alsace I will comment on the 1990 Gewurztraminer Goldert Vendange Tardive from Domaine Zind Humbrecht, and the 2012 Chateau de Riquewihr Gewurztraminer Les Sorcieres from Dopff and Irion. From Argentina I enjoyed the Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2016, from Portugal the 1983 Dow’s Vintage Port, from Sauternes the 1988 Chateau Rieussec, and from Bulgaria the 2013 Enira from Domaine Bessa Valley. 1990 Gewurztraminer Goldert Vendange Tardive, Domaine Zind Humbrecht: I tasted the 1990 Gewurztraminer Goldert Vendange Tardive, by Domaine Zind Humbrecht, in October 2018. This wine, a 28 year old Alsacian dessert wine, was absolutely stunning. Early in its youth, this wine was rated by The Wine Spectator at 96 points, and by Robert Parker at 97 points, both in the mid- nineties. So naturally my main concern...

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